Timeform South Africa SmartPlays: Saturday, January 20

There is racing from South Africa on Saturday
There is racing from South Africa on Saturday

Timeform pick out three bets from Kenilworth and Turffontein on Saturday...

"That form is now the best on offer by some margin after some late withdrawals..."

Prince Oracy - 10:40 (GMT) Kenilworth

Prince Oracy has seen his chances of success increase considerably with the late withdrawal of main market rival Chatuchak and can come home in front for the first time here on his fifth start. After two midfield efforts, the penny dropped when stepped up to this course and distance when a half-length second in November and although fourth, he was just over a quarter of a length adrift of winner Bwana here again last month. That looks more than good enough to win this minor event, and Prince Oracy looks one of the likelier winners this morning.

Aviatrix - 14:10 (GMT) Kenilworth

Aviatrix seems to be well-treated here after the handicapper kindly dropped her two pounds after a perfectly respectable two and a half-length fourth here over half a furlong further in November. That form is now the best on offer by some margin after some late withdrawals and with Geoff Woodruff as astute as any at placing his charges, Aviatrix looks to have been found a very suitable opportunity here.

The Tin Man - 15:45 (GMT) Turffontein

The Tin Man may only have the one win from his ten starts to date but the Leon Erasmus trained colt has run well enough in defeat since with two second spots at Vaal recently, one over six furlongs on the Classic track and the other over seven on the main course. On both occasions the son of Brave Tin Solider was only undone by half a length and with a drop in class this afternoon off the same rating, The Tin Man has an excellent chance despite the size of the field.


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